October 25, 2008

Minneapolis: Intergovernmental Relations Intern (Paid)

The following is a verbatim listing from the Minneapolis Office of Intergovernmental Relations. The McCarthy Center posts relevant internship listings without preference for political party or cause.

The Office of Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) is looking for a full-time, temporary intern. The position is for a minimum of six months starting in December 2008. It is designed to provide an opportunity to a recent college graduate or current graduate student. Successful applicant will work closely with Intergovernmental Relations staff as they advocate for the City of Minneapolis’ legislative agenda at the state legislature. Applicant should have an understanding of the Minnesota State Legislature and an interest in legislative/local government issues.

In addition, the IGR Department is looking for someone interested in assisting community-based nonprofit organizations with fundraising, specifically following up with grants related technical assistance. This may include meeting with organizations to help them develop a grants strategy, identify funding opportunities (government sources and private foundations), and editing draft grant proposals.


  • Assist IGR staff with development of 2008 legislative agenda
  • Track legislative issues before the Minnesota Legislature
  • Write/edit weekly report updating and summarizing legislative activities and departmental actions
  • Research legislative issues and City policies and initiatives
  • Assist IGR staff at the Capitol
  • Work with community organizations and identify their legislative priorities
  • Update city elected officials and department heads regarding legislative actions
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum starting salary $8.67 hr. May be higher depending on qualifications.
  • BA degree required
  • Excellent writing skills (may be asked to supply a writing sample)
  • Need to be able to work full time during the normal work day—some evenings/weekends possible
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must provide own transportation to and from outside meetings
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Access
To apply:
Send resume by Friday, November 7, 2008 to: Gene.Ranieri@ci.minneapolis.mn.us
Gene Ranieri, Director
Intergovernmental Relations
Rm 301M City Hall - 350 S 5th St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

For additional information, call the Intergovernmental Relations Office at (612) 673-2043.